A Discourse Among Masters
A new perspective on the familiar may be all it takes to trigger your Kensho experience, this is exactly what the author of Zen Masonry has done with famous Koans. By re-vealing them (so to speak) in the garb of another tradition we can peer past the cultural peculiarities into the living essence; the timeless Form beneath the words. Here is my favourite take on an ancient Koan. Enjoy!
Once in ancient times, the Master of a lodge called all his neighboring Worshipful Masters together for discourse on the highest truth. Once they had arrived, he stood and spoke: “Welcome, dear brothers! I have called you all here so that I might explain to you what it means to be brought to light.”
Immediately all the brothers burst into laughter, and for the remainder of the time they sat around telling such jokes and poking fun at each other.